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The 5 Elements of my 'Fantasy Universe'.
Water, Fire, Shadow, Air, Earth.
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roselinteria's avatar
Love your art is very beautiful! The way you put emotions into their eyes is amazing so are the coloring! I love this art, it's offical one of my absolutely favorites! I was wondering you don't have to answer but I was curious what type of relationship there five have and how they come to know each other. What are their personalities?
MathiaArkoniel's avatar
Thank you so much for your compliment on my art. I am overjoyed to hear you like my paintings; particularly this one.
Regarding my characters; I would absolutely love to tell you all about them, but it would take hours to type it up. So I sadly can't tell you all that I'd like to. I can give you though a very brief description.

The five are not related to one-another at all. Each come from five different parts of the universe, having met and teamed up against their enemies many, many millions of years ago. They won. Every since then they arrogantly molded and changed the universe into their image. They are not nefarious per-say, but they do posses the arrogance that comes with undefeatable power and an extremely long life. 

Nuhria is wild and un-tameable, like the sea. She can be deceptively calm and charming, but beneath it all lies a powerful personality no one can stand against. She has a great passion for war, and thus she is often found at the forefront of many conflicts raging around the universe.
Leodan runs hot like fire, all consuming in his passion. He often affects an air of nonchalance or even childish unconcern, but he out of all five is most involved with the worlds in an attempt to create the perfect utopia. Because of this, he could also be considered as the most arrogant of the five, believing that he has the right to get involved with everything.
Rahmvar has a saturnian personality. Rarely if ever he gets involved with the dealings of the other four, or the evolution of the other races in the universe. He very much prefers the solitude and peace of his realm, though on occasion he can be convinced to play a few games of Oyunn* with Leodan, the only one he is 'closest' to out of the other four. (*Oyunn is a Go/Chess hybrid strategy board game)
Deyhuan appears as fickle in his attention span, but this is mostly a disguise for who he actually is: a master manipulator. His favorite pass-time is playing little manipulation games with the other four. He is the leader of the Lanhuan (the angel race of which Michael, Lucifer and the rest are of), and thus, he often affects an air of supreme holiness and wisdom, despite being anything but holy.
Bruntos is the most peaceful and quiet of the five, until he is roused of course, at which point he becomes nigh to unstoppable in his wrath. He is slow to anger though; a true fount of patience. He spends most of his time in a semi-sleep state during which he shares a connection with all growing plant-life, seeing, hearing everything they do — an ability that disquiets greatly the other four.

Alright. These are the Five in a nutshell. Sadly, there's a lot more to say, but I don't have the time. I am so sorry. One day, I am really hoping I can work more on my personal universe, at which point I will post online more info on the characters as well. Thank you again, so much for your interest in my characters. :D I am glad you like them.
I will be posting another character sheet of Leodan today or tomorrow, if you might be interested. :D
roselinteria's avatar
I would love to see the character sheet of Leodan. And you words not mine the five nutshells sound really exciting and thank you for even spending time on telling me about these characters. And I hope you have more time to write on you personal universe for I would love to know more about it.
MathiaArkoniel's avatar
Thank you so much! I will post Leodan today, or tomorrow latest. :D
roselinteria's avatar
Alright can't wait to see it!
MathiaArkoniel's avatar
It is up now here: fav.me/dar9b8q
Thanks a lot! :D
Stephie-Jo's avatar
I love how the poses of the characters represent the symbols for each element! That is so creative!
Also, I love your art.
MathiaArkoniel's avatar
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment. I am overjoyed to hear that you like this piece and their poses.
CarmaTower's avatar
OHHHHH! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANY MORE!! Nuu  BEAUTIFUUULLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Worship 
ZariaQuartz's avatar
Question for water, is that a female? Everything is covered up so I can't tell, but all the rest are guys......but I don't want to assume
MathiaArkoniel's avatar
Yes, water is female-ish... :D For the purpose of giving a simple answer to your question; yes Water is female in the above image. However, all of the Five elements are actually gender-fluid. That is to say, they can be male or female and switch between the genders/sexes whenever they want, depending on how they feel or what would best serve their purpose at them time. Thanks so much for having taken the time to ask and sorry for rambling so long.
ZariaQuartz's avatar
not a problem, thx for explaining your art to me :)
Evanest's avatar
I love the water one. :D
Jummi6's avatar
I usely don't like blonds but Leodan :bouncyhai:........he's such a NEW ICON FOR ME 
MathiaArkoniel's avatar
Lol! Thank you ever so much. I am happy to hear he is to your liking. :D
IrishRose416's avatar
Fantasy Universe, huh? CAN I LIVE IN YOUR WORLD?!?! it's obviously beautiful there. WOW!
Kenouki's avatar
Brunthos is my favorite!! :3
I like his hair and his tanned skin (drools)
KahlanAmnell123's avatar
Shadow is very beautiful, do they have stories or does water fall in love with anyone...is there more elements? Something like
MathiaArkoniel's avatar
Thank you so much for the compliment and interest. Yes, they have quite a looooong complex story behind them, but I'll never have the actual time to illustrate it this life. XD So, I guess it will stay only in my mind. The five of them are actually, more or less at odds with eachother, so definitely no love story. XD But if we consider which of them gets along with whom best, it would have to be Water with Earth, Fire with Shadow, and Air is alone, for he prefers his solitude and freedom.
Charlayne's avatar
I've been following your work for a long time and I love it. The pictures here are so very strong, the characters come though very clearly. I envy your talent. I can draw stick figures if I trace the sticks! My talent is in writing...
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